Upper Sandusky Teenager Killed in Thursday Afternoon Crash

Written by on August 30, 2019

An Upper Sandusky teenager was killed in a crash that occurred Thursday afternoon on State Highway 231 in Wyandot County.


According to a release from  Wyandot County Sheriff Michael Hetzel, 16 year old Gabrielle Swartz was a front seat passenger in a car that went off the road and struck several objects before becoming airborne. It then struck a tree and landed off the roadway coming to rest in a corn field.


Swartz was pronounced dead at the scene.


The driver, 17 year old Hannah M. Balduf, was taken to Wyandot Memorial Hospital and later transferred by helicopter to a hospital in Columbus.


A rear seat passenger was treated and released at Wyandot Memorial.


The initial investigation indicates that only the rear seat passenger was wearing a seatbelt.


Sycamore Fire and rescue, Wyandot County EMS and the Wyandot County Coroner assisted at the scene.

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